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Duke Global Health Institute
The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) is a University-wide institute created to coordinate, support, and implement Duke University’s interdisciplinary research, education, and service activities related to global health. Aiming to achieve health equity for vulnerable groups and individuals around the world, DGHI’s mission is to:
- Prepare global health leaders through world-leading interdisciplinary education
- Seek innovative solutions the world’s most pressing global health challenges by conducting research, designing policies, and implementing evidence-based interventions
- Partner for change by engaging international and local organizations in locally grounded, collaborative projects around the world as well as in Durham, NC and the American South
Responsible for the daily business and administrative activities of the DGHI; work with the Director and Deputy Director to develop and implement DGHI’s strategic plans; and interact extensively with DGHI faculty, staff, and administrative officials across the University Campus and Medical Center. Familiarity with international settings and issues required, as is experience working with people from different cultures; experience working in international settings or programs is preferred. Working at DGHI means engaging with dynamic, forward-thinking individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. The interdisciplinary environment engenders collaboration, creative problem solving, and critical thought. Work Performed Provide administrative direction and coordination in the formulation, interpretation and administration of current and long-range policies, procedures, and programs of the Institute. Serve on Institute senior management team. Ensure all support structure and compliance requirements are communicated and extended to DGHI faculty and staff working at Duke and overseas and to collaborating institutions. Financial and grant management
Human resource management
- Plan institute budget needs by analyzing program plans on both a short- and long-term basis including projecting levels of support from multiple sources of funding.
- Confer with DGHI management and faculty to analyze and recommend priorities and goals for future institute needs.
- Prepare overall institute budget and periodic expenditure projections.
- Monitor expenditure of funds; supervise staff with finance/grants responsibilities.
- Prepare and present reports, with approval of the Director, for the Provost and Chancellor on use of strategic and core funds.
- Recommend and implement resource allocations (financial and space).
- Direct the purchasing of services, equipment and materials.
- Supervise and coordinate pre- and post-award grant management staff and activities, including sponsored projects largely composed of international projects.
Reporting and Representation
- Advise the DGHI Director and Management Team members on the staffing of the Institute, considering the Institute’s priorities, programs and resources.
- Interpret and administer policies pertaining to hiring of staff and faculty, payroll, appointments and promotions, placement and orientation of faculty and staff to include new positions, reclassifications, salary increases, and payment to individuals.
- Ensure that institute employees are provided adequate orientation and on-going training.
- Supervise HR and administrative support
- Help oversee Governance-related activities and commitments (DGHI Faculty meetings, Deans’ Council, Executive Committee, and Board of Advisors)
- Prepare reports and analyses (including DGHI Metrics), project trends and make appropriate recommendations.
- Represent the Director in administrative meetings on Campus and in the Medical Center.
- Actively represent DGHI interests in committees created around the University: Office of
Interdisciplinary Program Management, School of Medicine senior administrators, Duke International Finance working group, Duke International HR working group, to name a few.
Information Technology and Information Management
- Work closely with different central functions to ensure DGHI’s international work can be implemented efficiently and within all appropriate legal and fiscally-sound parameters.
- Ensure compliance with established practices, implement new policies, and keep employees aware of changes and current standards.
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
- Plan IT needs strategically to take into account existing and arising needs of programs at Duke and at international locations.
- Coordinate with IT service provider (Trinity Technology Services) to ensure adequate IT support and equipment purchases.
- Ensure continued development of DGHI’s administrative database: prioritize expansion of the database and ensure all program areas benefit from its construction.
- Plan space and facilities needs in the short- and long-term by analyzing Institute program plans.
Incorporate these plans in annual and long-term budget; coordinate with development planning.
- Direct planning and coordination of maintenance, construction, and renovation activities for the institute.
- Maintain liaison with campus and medical center facilities, engineering, plant accounting, and housekeeping management.
Work requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hospital Administration, Accounting or a closely related field.
Work requires a minimum of nine years progressively responsible OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE experience in administrative management, to include proficiency in budgeting, grants and contracts, personnel supervision and space and facilities management. A Master's degree in Business Administration, Hospital Administration, Accounting or a closely related field may substitute for two years of required experience.
- Prefer a Master’s degree in relevant management area.
- Ability to successfully plan, lead, and manage change.
- Superior oral and written communications skills.
- Proficiency with software such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; familiarity with enterprise applications such as SAP R/3.
- Familiarity with international settings and issues required; experience working with people from different cultures; experience working in international settings or programs is preferred.
- Ability to travel internationally on occasion.
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